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New Commander In At PIB
Since a scathing 2011 Department of Justice report, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD)’s Public Integrity Bureau (PIB) has been busy. The unit has also seen several new faces at the top. On Tuesday, the trend continued with a new Commander at PIB.
NOPD Detective Charged in Domestic Abuse Case
A New Orleans police detective was charged with attempted second degree murder and simple battery Friday, according to a department news release. The charges against Robert Hurst stem from a domestic abuse incident, police said.
NOPD Cop Loses Badge Over Bounced Check
A New Orleans cop was fired for dipping below NOPD's moral standards after he bounced a check, and got caught eight years later. Jeremy Wilcox, who worked with the department's Second District, wrote a bad check for more than $2,000 in St. Charles Parish and took his license plate off his truck, the department announced Tuesday.
NOPD Officer Resigns After Lying About Hit-and-Run
A day after his second hit-and-run incident with a parked car in a year, a longtime NOPD officer resigned Friday. In his latest incident, Roger Jones slammed into a parked car Tuesday morning in his personal vehicle and kept going, according to police. The 15-year police officer initially told cops that his car was stolen from the French Quarter.
NOPD Officer Jason Giroir Resigns Over Trayvon Martin Comment
By Shay Sokol
At 3 p.m. today, Officer Jason Giroir – the man behind the “thug” comment - resigned after Public Integrity Bureau Chief Arlinda Westbrook notified him that allegations of misconduct against him stuck, and that NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas called for a pre-termination hearing for Giroir. Giroir posted the online comment on wwltv.com referring to Trayvon Martin. “Act like a Thug Die like one!” he wrote Sunday.
NOPD: Cop Who Killed Gentilly Man Has Not Given Statement to Police
By Shay Sokol
As all eyes are on NOPD after Officer Joshua Colclough killed 20-year-old Wendell Allen while he was unarmed during a pot bust in a Gentilly house last Wedndsday, March 8, NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas continued the slow trickle of information about the incident tonight. As a part of the “completely transparent” ongoing investigation both Serpas and Mayor Landrieu promised, today's update says NOPD has been unable to obtain a voluntary statement from Officer Colclough, who fired his service weapon one time, fatally wounding Wendell Allen.
Serpas: Man Killed by Cops Fired 14 Shots, Cruiser Camera Wasn't On
by Shay Sokol
In the wake of yesterday’s early morning Mid-City traffic stop gone terribly wrong – where one suspect was killed by police, two officers were shot multiple times, and another suspect was shot in the leg – police released more details today about the incident. At an afternoon press conference, NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas said Officer Jason Giroir pulled over brothers Earl Sipp and Justin Sipp at around 5:30am yesterday in Mid-City for a broken light over the license plate, and possibly other moving traffic violations, including running a stop sign.
FBI Goes Inside NOPD
FBI agents used to have to conduct a raid to get into NOPD offices. But, one chief, two years and three trials later, the Bureau is getting welcomed with arms wide open. As of today, two FBI agents will be stationed in the police department's Public Integrity Bureau, which is the arm responsible for internal investigations. The Bureau agents will help NOPD root out corruption and investigate civil rights violations. They will also train officers how to avoid those civil rights violations. FBI agents were previously stationed in New Orleans, but did not return after K.
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